The dramatic Twingo Cup race at the Slovakia Ring was decided in favour of Miha Fabijan – thanks to the safety car and his knowledge of the rules of motorsport.
David Stušek started from the first place alongside Rok Cerar. The leader of the standings Nik Štefančič and Marko Blazewski started from the second row. Martin Kadlečík started from fifth place, and in the first lap he pushed his way to first place. Due to the nature of the Slovakia Ring and its numerous straights, however, Kadlečík did not hold the lead of the race until the end of the first lap.
Twenty drivers started the race and almost all of them stayed in one group in the opening laps, using the slipstream to gain positions. The order was constantly changing and overtaking manoeuvres were interrupted only by the safety car.
The long yellow stage meant that the safety car entered the pits on the last lap, leaving only a few hundred meters to the finish line. At that moment, the leader Fabijan knew that once he stepped on the throttle, the drivers behind him would easily overtake him thanks to the slipstream. Instead, he decided to head towards the checkered flag at a slow speed, aware of the fact that no one was allowed to pass him before the start/finish line. So Fabijan won the first race of the Twingo Cup ahead of Matej Ivanuša and Mihail Mladenović with such smart tactics. Nik Štefančič finished fourth.